President Trump presented the Medal of Honor on Tuesday to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia for his actions as a squad leader in Fallujah, making him the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the recognition. During Operation Phantom Fury in 2004, Bellavia's platoon was pinned down while clearing a block of houses. Bellavia exchanged his M16 rifle for an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, entered the house and engaged five different fighters — including one who was aiming an RPG at his squad, the White House said. “Only when his men were all out did David exit the building,” President Trump said.